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Castlevania

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Genre: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Nintendo 64

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Castlevania is a side-scrolling platform action game. The player takes the role of Simon Belmont, who is able to jump and crack his whip directly in front of him. Power-ups can be obtained by defeating enemies or by whipping candles that appear in the castle. One such power-up increases the power and length of Simon's whip. Different weapons can be gathered which consume hearts when used, these hearts can also be collected fro... Read More


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JDaggs92
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Bad 40%

Sadly, like many other franchises of its kind, Castlevania's 3D debut was not a graceful one. While I can commend this game for its atmosphere, it's just such a slog of a game to go through. The controls are stiff, it's visually boring a lot of the time, and platforming is incredibly clunky and often frustrating. It just feels like a half-baked experience (well, technically, it was). Only recommended for hardcore Castlevania fans. Everyone else, ... Read More

Positive points
Some solid, creepy atmosphere
Negative points
Clunky platforming
Much of the game is visually boring and the muddy visuals certainly don't help
Many instances of frustrating game design

Storyline

Castlevania games debut on the N64 this is the first Castlevania game in 3D. However, the goal of the game remains the same: defeat Dracula and his monsters. The player can choose to be Reinhardt Schneider with traditional whip or Carrie Fernandez who uses magic. A new feature is the presence of an in-game clock that switches time from day to night.